Ski resorts in the mountains of Alberta and eastern B.C. have had more snow this season than they have seen in decades.

The epicentre for snowfall has been the region between Golden and Fernie in British Columbia. 


Lake Louise, located west of Calgary, has seen lots of snow this winter. (Chuck Stoody/Canadian Press)

Matt Mosteller, a spokesman for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR), says Fernie is getting the most snow it's seen in 22 years.

"Fernie, for example has over 400 cm of total snowfall," said Mosteller. "That's close to the record of snow for all of North America right now."

The season at Calgary Olympic Park began slowly due to extreme cold that closed the hill for six days.

However, Dale Oviatt, a spokesman for park operator WinSport, says the hill is making up for lost time with more snow than expected.

"Typically ... 97 per cent of our snow is artificial and we always look at what Mother Nature gives us as decoration," said Oviatt.

"This year, she certainly provided more than decoration."

Canada Olympic Park

The ski hill at Canada Olympic park. (Sherri Clark/CBC)